Nepal is religiously intolerant. Hyperbole or understatement!

There have been thousands and thousands of posts on the Internet about how Nepal is planning a new criminal code forbidding evangelism. A quick search on Google shows that 69,300 articles have been posted on this topic, portraying Nepal as a religiously intolerant nation (I did a search on the key words 'Nepal', 'ban' and 'evangelism'). Loosely defined, evangelism refers to the practice of relaying information about a particular set of beliefs to others who do not hold those beliefs. On the other hand, proselytizing is the act of attempting to convert people to another opinion and, particularly, another religion.

Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that:
1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.
3. Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.
4. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.

‎Article 160 of the proposed code  says that no one will be allowed to do anything or behave in any way that could cause a person from a caste, community or creed to lose faith in his/her traditional religion or convert to a different religion. The proposal also prohibits conversion “by offering inducements or without inducement,” and preaching “a different religion or faith with any other intent.”  Given that the ICCPR itself states that there should be no forced conversions, and evangelism should be within the limits prescribed by law, why is the western media creating a big fuss about this? So why are Christian groups complaining about this unless their very aim is to proselytize and not evangelize?